Confined to a few localities on the southern coast of Britain, may be more widespread than current records indicate.
Recorded in three 10km square in east Cornwall: at Kilminorth Woods (Stevens &
Smithers, 1991), Wacker Wood at Antony and Penlee Point.
Habitat & Ecology
Recorded from the low canopy and field layer of semi-natural ancient woodlands and
parklands which are close to tidal waters; also on strand line vegetation and ivy covered rock faces.
Listed (long list) as a globally threatened/declining species (BSGR, 1995). Penlee Point is a Cornwall Wildlife Trust nature reserve and Wacker Wood is part of a Ministry of Defence conservation area.